DeLozier Family Reunion Notice
Annual DeLozier Reunion
From the St. Clair County Democrat, 4 Aug 1938
The eleventh annual DeLozier reunion was held at Weaubleau July 31,
1938. Approximately 800 attended. Eight states were represented:
California, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Colorado, Oklahoma and
Missouri. The program was opened with songs, Doxology, and “The
Unclouded Day” which has been sung every year. Scripture reading:
Luke 18:1-7 by W. E. Hawkins; Prayer by George Wyatt, followed by a
solo: “The Ninety and Nine” by Jesse Hawkins Magnuson. A wonderful
sermon was delivered by Rev. Albert Gaston, descendant of Wess
DeLozier. The subject was “Happiness Through God’s Love.”
This reunion is for the purpose of uniting the descendants of Edward
H. DeLozier, who was the father of twenty children and was started by
descendants of Jeems DeLozier, one of the twenty, on the 100th
birthday of Melissa DeLozier, wife of Jeems.
Five descendants of Jeems DeLozier were present of the six living from
a family of 12. They were Frank DeLozier of Chelsea, Okla., Wess
DeLozier and Lucy Harden of Gerster, Robert DeLozier and Margaret
Hawkins of Weaubleau. H.F. DeLozier of Sapulpa, Okla. Was in Vermont
and could not attend, but sent a telegram which was read at the
Wallace DeLozier and family dedicated a song to Henry, “What Would I
Give In Exchange For My Soul?” Descendants of seven of the original
twenty were represented: Jeems, Perrin, Neddie, Crumwell, Mary,
Adaline and Fountaine.
The day was ideal in every respect. Weather even was in accordance
with the feeling of the crowd. Never before had the kinship of the
family been felt as much as at this time. While faces of many which
had been seen regularly before were missing at this time, many more
new faces were added than ever before.
A bounteous basket dinner was served at noon, and in accordance with
the DeLozier appetite it was well partaken of. Rev. Frank Harden
returned thanks. The afternoon was spent in visiting, renewing
acquaintance, and an extensive program was given, consisting of music
and speaking. Rev. Geo. Wyatt, wife and son, of Findley, Ohio, gave
talks and sang. A solo was given by F. M. DeLozier of Chelsea, Okla.,
who will be 80 years old in September. Other songs from W. J.
DeLozier descendants, Harlan DeLozier and family. Solo, Mary Lee
John, Geraldine Boswell. Piano solo by Patty Jean Godsoe of Chandler,
Okla., a descendant of Margaret DeLozier-Hawkins. A cornet solo by
Charles Wm. Black, descendant of W. J. DeLozier. Accordian solo by
Leon Ritchey of Denver, Colo., descendant of Martha DeLozier-Hutton.
There were songs by the Gerster choir, Tebo choir and Galmey
quartette. Israel DeLozier of Joplin, Mo., requested a song to be
dedicated to Aunt Tize Jacobs of Chelsea, Okla., daughter of Neddie
DeLozier. W. E. Hawkins of Chandler, Oklahoma, was master of
ceremonies for the day. A loud speaker was furnished by Sid Kittel of
The large crowd was reluctant to leave, although some had many miles
of travel. Asa Hartley came 700 miles.
Everyone expressed themselves as having had the best reunion of the
eleven that have been held.
The officers elected for the coming year were: Frank Redman,
president; W. E. Hawkins, vice president; Norma Bernard, secretary,
making it unanimous for Norma the eleventh time.
The next reunion will be held the last Sunday in July, 1939 at
Osceola, Mo. It is hoped that all may be present, with others who
were unable to attend this one.
Signed One Present
Among those from Osceola who attended the DeLozier reunion at
Weaubleau Sunday were Mrs. Norma Bernard, Mr. And Mrs. Victor
Hemphill, Mr. And Mrs. Glenn Campbell, Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Barker, Mr.
And Mrs. F. M. Redmon, Miss Peggy Cantrell and J. D. Piepmier of
Jeems and Melissa DeLozier
Photo courtesy Sherri DeLozier